My little vintage caravan project ~ Ice cream colours

This week I’ve moved on to the interior of the caravan and I’ve cracked open a few old tins of paint from the garage to see what colours I already had (I am trying to fix up my caravan on a budget after all).

I was pleased to see a tin of pink wood paint (that I had previously used on a chest of drawers makeover) and a pale yellow emulsion that I must have picked up from a DIY store sale in the past but never used. I am not worried about creating a uniform look inside my caravan, and I like the idea of pairing Neapolitan ice-cream colours together so I was happy to paint the biggest wall with the yellow paint, and the two ends of the caravan in pink.

I knew that the ceiling needed a lick of paint too, so I invested in a new pot of white paint and, after filling and sanding all of the holes that were left behind after removing the roof units, I rollered on a couple of coats of white satin, which reflected the light and freshened up the whole interior of the caravan.

I am really pleased with how quickly this colour change (and the blue outside) has completely altered the ‘feeling’ of the caravan – it’s definitely turning into MY space now, and is becoming unashamedly girly! I picked up some wallpaper samples while I was at the DIY store, because I’m thinking of papering one of the large side walls, so I’ll let you know how I get on with this soon!

Please check out my previous caravan blog posts below and come back to see how the caravan project progresses soon!


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14 thoughts on “My little vintage caravan project ~ Ice cream colours

  1. Hi Maria, thanks so much! Ooh that sounds like a lovely van 🙂 I just used exterior paint from Dulux on my caravan that I got mixed up in the blue colour & painted on using a roller, not sure how much it would cost these days – not too much! Good luck with the project! 🙂

  2. Hi your vintage caravans look lovely! I have a 14foot vintage touring van and i would love to paint it inside and out can you recommend the paint i will need for the exterior and how much would it cost me roughly? Thank you..

  3. Hi Rebecca, no primer and I used an exterior paint. I’ve had no trouble with it, it has stay on great without any peeling or flaking so I’m really pleased with it! 🙂

  4. did you have to use a primer beforehand, has the paint stayed on well since? thanks for your time

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